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Abuja Pedestrian Bridges: The Need For Speedy Completion

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Pedestrian bridges in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja do not seem to have a deadline as the contracts which were supposed to be completed in six months, have lasted more than a year and still remains uncompleted. - By Chris Onokpegu

When the news filtered in that the Federal Ministry of Works and the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA in collaboration with the World Bank, was building six pedestrian bridges across the city centre, many residents heaved a sigh of relieve. 
This was because of the spate of speeding vehicles knocking down pedestrians trying to run across the eight-lane highways in the Federal Capital City, Abuja. 

Imo ‘Killer’ Underground Wine Factory

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Men of the Ambush Squad of Imo State Police Command have saved the lives of countless innocent Nigerians and Africans alike, maybe without knowing it and any applause. - By Athan Agbakwuru

Men of the Ambush Squad of Imo State Police Command have saved the lives of countless innocent Nigerians and Africans alike, maybe without knowing it and any applause. The squad, more than any other unit of the police in Imo State has unearthed hideous crimes perpetrated in obscure alcoves of the state, over the years by desperate criminal elements. All thanks to the Commissioner of Police in- charge of Imo, Mr. Mohammed Musa Katsina.

The Third Tier Experiment In Enugu State

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The idea of enthroning the third tier of government in the country is to ensure effective grassroots participation in the democratic process; thereby giving the masses the opportunity to decide and elect who leads and represents them at every democratic dispensation. - By Maurice Okafor

The idea of enthroning the third tier of government in the country is to ensure effective grassroots participation in the democratic process; thereby giving the masses the opportunity to decide and elect who leads and represents them at every democratic dispensation. There are also expectations that the third tier which deals with governance at the council level is another and nearest avenue to fast tract development in the rural communities, based on the economy of the

Succour For Aba Residents As Enugu Disco Plans Pre- Paid Metering

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Aba, the commercial hub of Abia State is a melting pot for various tribes within and across Nigeria. - By Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu

Aba, the commercial hub of Abia State is a melting pot for various tribes within and across Nigeria. This is occasioned by the industrial and commercial activities going on in the city which is prided, “the Japan of Africa”. Over the years, industrial and commercial activities in the city have been paralyzed, just like any other city in the country, by epileptic power supply.

When A Curse Turns Into Good Fortune

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A poor widow’s violation of the Edo state street trading law and an uncouth reprimand from the governor earns her a paid government job and two million grant. - By Victor Osehobo

There are many Nigerians who have written letters to the Edo state government asking for one form of financial assistance or the other. For some it is to pay off hospital bills at the state hospital after their spouses have been delivered of triplets. For others it is money to send their daughter with a hole in the heart for treatment in India. There is the parent of a 15 year old boy who was born with sickle cell but is now free of the infection for life as doctors at the University of Benin teaching Hospital, UBTH, performed a stem cell transplant on him and today he is genotype is AA.

Much Ado About Civil Service Recruitment

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Reactions have continued to trail the recruitment of environmental engineers in place of environmental managers by the Ministry of Environment through the Federal Civil Service Commission, FCSC. - By Chris Onokpegu

The Public Service Rule chapter 2, section 1 - General Rule 020102 (V): Appointment by Federal Civil Service Commission, FCSC states thus: “To qualify for this examination, candidates must possess an Honours Degree or Higher National Diploma not below upper credit in relevant disciples as provided for in the Schemes of Service. Final selection shall be made by the line Ministries/Extra Ministerial Offices in line with their requirements.”

Osun Monarch Blinded, Burnt Alive By Arsonists

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The peace of Ilase community in Obokun Local Government Area of Osun State was cruelly violated by yet-to-be apprehended hoodlums who besieged the sleepy community and snuffed life out of the traditional ruler of the town, the Alase of Ilase-Ijesa, Oba Adesina Anibijuwon in an inhumane circumstance. - By Richard Akintade

The peace of Ilase community in Obokun Local Government Area of Osun State was cruelly violated by yet-to-be apprehended hoodlums who besieged the sleepy community and snuffed life out of the traditional ruler of the town, the Alase of Ilase-Ijesa, Oba Adesina Anibijuwon in an inhumane circumstance.  The hoodlums paved way for free flow of tears from the eyes of the residents of the town when they set the palace of the 80-year-old physically impaired monarch and burnt him to death.

Oppressive Abia State Environmental Protection Agency: NBA To The Rescue

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Climate of Impunity is a 174- page Report by the Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO. The report written by Frank Asogwah, Damian Ugwu and Chijioke Odom, and which is in a book form, graphically captures how security agencies in Nigeria, especially the police employ torture to extract confessions from suspects and suppress innocent Nigerians. If the nefarious activities of revenue agents in Abia State were to be written as a report, Climate of Impunity would be a child’s play. The rate at which these agents harass, intimidate and assault Abians, especially Aba residents came to a head few weeks ago when caution was thrown to the wind as youths, numbering over thirty, attacked the office of Panco Agencies, along Aba-Ikot-Ekpene Road, beat up the clerk and destroyed furniture and documents.

Youths who hail from Ogbor Hill autonomous community in Aba North local government, Nigerian Newsworld gathered, were said to be protesting the alleged beating of their traditional ruler, Eze Azu Egege by a yet unidentified revenue agent who thronged the area with policemen and thugs. Eyewitness accounts said that the youths also marched to the office of another agent, Uche Iroegbu where they also destroyed office equipment and later converged at the premises of Nigerian Television Authority, NTA Aba.

Franca Afegbua, An Icon Of Gender Politics

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The name Franca Afegbua surely rings a bell in Nigeria’s contemporary politics. In the annals of Nigerian politics, she’s the first elected female senator into the National Assembly. This piece is about her exploits as foremost Nigerian female politician. - By Joyce Remi- Babayeju

At a time Nigeria was still grappling with the rudiments of politics and a fledgling democracy, very few women entered into the political terrain in the country. The number of women playing politics then was minimal as it was believed that politics is the game of men.

Benue Teachers Forced To Go On Strike...

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The predicament of primary school pupils in Benue State appropriately captures the saying that when two elephants fight, the grass suffers the consequence. - By Kenneth Azahan and Sunday Ogli

The state of primary education in Benue state has for sometime been a subject of political horse trading. Teachers in Benue state have been in a running battle with the Benue state government over unpaid salaries and inability of the government to pay the agreed federal government minimum salary scale.

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